The former Germany international and Gunners star believes Ozil has the capability of silencing his doubters. Mesut Ozil is still a great player and Mikel Arteta will end up being a “better match” for the World Cup winner compared to preceding Arsenal manager Unai Emery, states Lukas Podolski.
Ozil has appeared 254 times for the Gunners, making profitable contract extensions across now, but has fought for consistency occasionally and has seldom become the talismanic presence he had been signed to become.
There is, nevertheless, no denying the 31-year-old owns match-altering ability and could be among the Premier League’s top creative influences in his afternoon.
He advised Sky Sports of a guy he savoured international glory alongside 2014: “There isn’t any discussion for me personally, he’s an excellent player.
“Occasionally there’s a problem with a mentor or there might be an accident, things that happen in football and you must manage this situation occasionally.
“I think that it’s a much better match than previously (Ozil and Arteta). They’ve played together and understood each other. Ozil is back to the pitch and also the matches I’ve seen he’s performing considerably better than using the prior coach.
“Sometimes you’ve got a mentor and you can’t cope with him. He could have another perspective of soccer. Arteta is back in Arsenal and you also find that the team is far more organized, more discipline, and fight.
“I expect they can create a fantastic group for another few years. They’re able to do it but they must work collectively.”
In case Arteta will get Ozil shooting, then there’s every possibility that Arsenal will dig themselves out of a rut they fell into before Arsene Wenger’s passing at the conclusion of the iconic 22-year reign.
Podolski admits that standards have dropped over the past few decades, together with there function to be carried out to be able to acquire a dropped giant back on its own feet.
I believe they understand it themselves. They have the capacity, the background, the centers and I believe they have the cash too.
“A team like Arsenal must play annually to its Champions League. Obviously, the Premier League is tough and even contrary to the smaller groups. It is similar to other leagues with a few teams battling for the name.”